The Velvet Revolution found him in the village of Nový Život
Igor Brossman was born on 30 June 1966 in Bojnice. In 1975, the Brossman family emigrated to West Germany to live with their relatives who had been evicted by the Beneš Decrees. However, they returned quickly as they realised that they would have probably never been able to come back. In 1986 during his university studies, Ivan and his friends from the Mladá Garda dormitory created a fellowship, later called Wiktor, and they organised concerts, parades, happenings, and so on. During the Velvet Revolution, he became the leader of the strike committee at the second biggest faculty in Slovakia. He graduated in 1990 from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Slovak College of Technology (now the Slovak University of Technology) in Bratislava. In 1990 he and his friends founded an advertising agency called Wiktor Leo Burnett, and he became its Chief Executive Officer. He is a co-founder of the biggest charity organisation in Slovakia (Dobrý Anjel). He was the president of the Club of Advertising Agencies of Slovakia, and he also works in political marketing.